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Bangladesh vs South Africa World Cup 2011

Bangladesh vs South Africa World Cup 2011 is going to be an exciting contest that cricket fans across the world are keen to see. The game will be played on Saturday, March 19, 2011. It is the 39th match of the cup and will be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladeshi cricket fans can watch the game on Bangladesh Television and in South Africa, the match will be telecasted by Supersport and SABC. Cricket fanatics in India can watch the game on Star Cricket and ESPN. Telecast in Hindi language will be available on Star Sports. It is a Group B encounter.

Match Timing and Venue

The match will be played on March 19, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. IST. It will be a day game. Viewers in South Africa can catch the excitement from 6 a.m. local time (in Johannesburg). In Bangladesh, live telecast is available from 10 a.m. local time (Dhaka). The venue for Bangladesh vs South Africa World Cup 2011 match has been fixed at Sher - e - Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

Channels broadcasting Australia vs Pakistan World Cup 2011

Other than Bangladesh Television and Supersport, live telecast of the match will be available in the following channels:
  • Afghanistan: Ariana Television Network: Lemar TV
  • Australia: Fox Sports and Nine Network
  • Africa: Supersport and SABC
  • Canada: Asian Television Network (ATN)
  • Europe (apart from United Kingdom and Ireland): Eurosport
  • India: ESPNStar Network (ESPN, Star Cricket, and Star Sports)
  • Middle East (Including Qatar, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and all): Arab Radio and Television Network
  • Pacific Islands: Sky Pacific
  • United Kingdom and Ireland: Skysports
  • Pakistan: GEO Super and Pakistan Television Network (PTN)
  • West Indies: Caribbean Media Corporation
  • Singapore: Star Cricket
  • China: ESPN Star Sports
  • Jamaica: Television Jamaica
  • USA: DirecTV, Willow Cricket, and Dish Network
  • Fiji: Fiji TV
  • South Asia (Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives): ESPNStar Cricket

About Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium

Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium or Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNS) is a popular arena in the Mirpur Thana district, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The arena has a capacity of 36,000 and was constructed in 2006. In the beginning, it was called as "Mirpur Stadium", but the Government of Bangladesh subsequently changed its name to "Shere-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium".

How to Reach Shere Bangla National Stadium

You must be interested to see all the games that are planned to be played at Shere Bangla Stadium for the World Cup 2011. How to reach the ground is definitely a query that is coming to your mind. The arena is situated on the Sher-e-Bangla Road. Bordering regions to this ground are Hazaribag, Talabag, West Dhanmondi Bhangar, Rayer Bazaar, and Zafrabad. If you want to reach by roadways, you can get a rickshaw or board a taxi or bus to arrive at the ground. The means you select is entirely dependent on the region where you are staying. For suitability and saving time, you can nevertheless, stay near the ground. Bangladesh Road Transport Authority runs bus services, which you can board in for reaching the arena.

If you are coming from outside Bangladesh, you can fly to Zia International Airport. Rent-a-car services are available from the airport. Nonetheless, you can get metered airport taxis, chauffeur service, or get the bus shuttle service from airport. There are auto-rickshaws or �tuk-tuks� that will help you reach the ground from the airport.

Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium will host games between England vs Pakistan, Bangladesh vs Pakistan, and Bangladesh vs Ireland and reaching there is not an issue any longer with a variety of conveyance modes available in Dhaka.

Fast facts and figures

Given below are some fast facts about Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka:
  • Established: 2006
  • Situation: Mirpur Thana, Dhaka
  • Capacity: 25,000
  • Operator: Bangladesh, Dhaka Division
  • Owner: Dhaka Division
  • Tenants: National Cricket Team

The Teams

South Africa

Graeme Smith (captain), Johan Botha, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, Colin Ingram, Faf du Plessis, Morne Morkel, Jacques Kallis, Robin Peterson, Wayne Parnell, Imran Tahir, Dale Steyn, Morne van Wyk and Lonwabo Tsotsobe.


Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal, Zunaed Siddique, Shariar Nafees, Raqibul Hassan, Mohammad Ashraful, Mahmudullah Riad, Mushfiqur Rahim, Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak, Suhrawardi Shuvo, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Hossain and Rubel Hossain.

Past Performance of the Teams

This is the sixth world cup that South Africa is participating and they reached the semifinals on three occasions - in 1992, 1999, and 2007. For Bangladesh, it is the fourth tournament and they have never reached the semis.

Strength of Bangladesh and South Africa

The cricket world cup match between Bangladesh and South Africa will offer a lot of pleasure and fun to cricket fans. South Africa does have a significant edge over Bangladesh as they have a better record in all forms of the game. They have already defeated West Indies in the tournament by 7 wickets. This has put them in an advantageous position. Nevertheless, the hosts defeated them in the 2007 world cup and this would certainly enhance their confidence.

The plus points of the home side include a young and energetic side and getting their home ground. They are also one match up against Ireland in the tournament.

The batting department of the Proteas will depend on the captain, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, and Jacques Kallis. The bowling attack will feature a pace-spin combination of Johan Botha, Morne Morkel, Robin Peterson, Wayne Parnell, Imran Tahir, and Dale Steyn.

The home side will depend on Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, and Shakib Al Hasan with regard to batting. Their bowling department is not so strong like their rivals but still sufficient to cause a few hiccups in the opening overs of the match.

Our best wishes to Bangladesh and South Africa to do well in the upcoming world cup encounter.


Tickets are available from the Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium at different gates. They can also be bought online.

Live Score

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Last Updated on 01 April 2011

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